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Substitute Senate Bill No. 266

Public Act No. 16-209

AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOME RESIDENT ADMISSION AGREEMENTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 19a-539a of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (d) as follows (Effective July 1, 2016):

(NEW) (d) As part of any resident admission agreement, each nursing home facility shall provide clear and conspicuous notice of the duties, responsibilities and liabilities of the person or persons who sign such agreement with the nursing home facility as a responsible party, including the circumstances under which the responsible party will be held legally liable and in which such party's personal assets may be pursued for payment to the facility. Said notice shall be in fourteen-point bold type and initialed by the responsible party. Failure to include the notice and obtain the initials of the responsible party or parties shall render the resident admission agreement unenforceable as to the responsible party.

Approved June 10, 2016